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Meal Applications

Turn in Applications to:

Please return your completed
Free & Reduced Meal Application to
|your student's cafeteria manager

or you may mail it to 

Wilkes County Schools
Child Nutirtion Department
613 Cherry Street 
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

One application per household please

Applications Available at:

East Wilkes High School

North Wilkes High School

West Wilkes High School

Wilkes Central High School

Wilkes Early College High

Wilkes County Central Services

C. Wayne Bradburn Center
(Child Nutritoin Office)

2021-2022 Free and Reduced Information

Wilkes County Schools Child Nutrition would like to welcome your student to the 2021-2022  school year.    Wilkes County Schools will be participating in the Seamless Summer Meal Service program, which provides breakfast and lunch meals at no charge to student’s ages one through 18.In addition Wilkes County Schools Elementary and Middle Schools participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  We highly encourage our high school families to apply for meal benefits through the traditional free and reduced program, where eligibility of free or reduced meal service is determined through Direct Certification or by application each school year. Meal Benefits are more than just meals, to learn more please visit the 2021-2022 Free and Reduced Information page at

Direct certification is the process under which Local Education Agency’s (LEA) certify children who are members of households receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Cash Assistance (formerly TANF) or FDPIR as eligible for free school meals, without further application, based on information provided by the State/local agency administering those programs.  The Child Nutrition Office will complete this process and notify eligible students by letter through the US postal service. Should you participate in one of the programs listed above and have not received a notification letter please contact the Child Nutrition Office at 336-651-4007. 


Applications are accepted online through  This system is secure and easy to use.


Paper applications will be available early August at each High School, Wilkes County Schools Central Services, or the Child Nutrition Office.  Eligibility starts once the application is processed and benefit eligibility is not retroactive. 


Applications may be returned to the Child Nutrition Manager at each of the high schools, or may be mailed to:

Wilkes County Schools

Attn: Child Nutrition

613 Cherry Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Students who received meal benefits in the 2021-2022  school year from one of the following categories may have up to a 30-day grace period from the first day of school to determine eligibility for the 2022-2023 school year.

  1. A Wilkes County CEP School (The Student must have been enrolled on May 20, 2022).
  2. Direct Certification
  3. 2022-2023 Approved Application


Wilkes County Schools Meal Prices remain unchanged for the 2021-2022 School year. 

                                                              2021-2022 Breakfast Pricing                                             2021-2022 Lunch Pricing

Elementary Schools                            $1.50 Full Pay $0.30 Reduced                                          $2.40 Full Pay $0.40 Reduced

Middle and High Schools                   $1.50 Full Pay $0.30 Reduced                                          $2.75 Full Pay $0.40 Reduced

              Adults                                                     $2.75                                                                                      $4.25     

Wilkes County schools participates in the lunch pre-payment system.  This system gives 24-hour access to student meal accounts where you can make payments, view purchases, and monitor balances.  Please visit the Wilkes County Schools Child Nutrition Website for a link to access the lunch pre-payment system and additional child nutrition information or call 336-651-4007.


We appreciate your support and look forward to our opportunity to serve your student during the 2021-2022 school year.   Should you have any questions regarding meal benefits please contact Mr. Marty R. Johnson, Director of Child Nutrition at 336-651-4007.

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